Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 5th May, 2020
Duty forecaster: Donal Considine
With a low pressure system to the south-west and a high to the north-east, blustery conditions are the main feature of today's weather, especially towards the south and west. The majority of the British Isles will wake to fine, dry weather, northern regions waking to some ground frost after a chilly night. Skies will be clear this morning for most, with some broken patches of cloud to northern regions, however there may be some more significant, thicker cloud cover to the southern counties of Ireland and England bringing a reasonable threat of some sharp heavy downpours to some regions. It will be really quite windy for many, especially along southern and western coasts, also eastern coasts of Ireland. Wind becomes far less significant in the north and along eastern coasts of the UK. It will feel cool with the easterlies, highs of 11 to 14C. The threat of showers falls away this afternoon, some isolated showers may fall in southern Ireland. The thick cloud and strong wind remains for southern counties of Ireland and England, temperatures struggling to climb here - highs just 9 to 13C. For most other regions skies will be clear and we can expect long sunny spells for many - temperatures in the mid-teens, but it will be much cooler along the east coast of the UK with those easterlies. Similar story into the night. Clear for many and quite calm in northern regions, meaning another chilly night. The wind will lose its intensity somewhat in southern counties, and the cloud may break up over the course of the night, but it will be milder to the south and west, especially across Ireland.
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